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Frank W. Byrne

Fundraising Leadership

Frank has counseled more than 150 clients across all philanthropic sectors throughout his career in development and fundraising. His services have been provided to organizations in 29 states, from California to Maine, and Florida to Wisconsin. Before joining Alacritas Advisers, he held senior positions in other national consulting firms, with the American Red Cross and Catholic dioceses.  His efforts have resulted in campaigns that have secured more than $500 million to meet visionary objectives.

Areas of Focus

  • Annual Funds

  • Major Gifts

  • Campaign Study

  • Capital Campaigns


As a collaborative leader, clients working with Frank during the planning and execution phases of philanthropic efforts will learn that:

  • The importance of passion for the nonprofit’s clients, staff, and the organization itself is critical.

  • That successful campaigns begin with a clear vision, sound purpose, and disciplined plan

  • Roles must be defined and understood for joint accountability

As a volunteer, Frank has served as the president of Leadership Hampton Roads, board member for Lake Norman YMCA, parish council for St. Mary’s in Pennsylvania, endowment committee for Boy Scouts of America Charlotte Council, and soccer coach for women’s traveling team.


Marshall University

MA: Journalism

Southern Methodist University

BA: Business Administration

Frank W. Byrne
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